About Us

Common Good was founded in 2005 and impacts thousands of lives across South Africa each day through our Early Life (First Thousand Days), Education, and Employment initiatives.

We are passionate about seeing the cycles of intergenerational poverty broken and implementing research-based, replicable, innovative interventions that give people a hand-up, not a handout. Instead of working at the symptoms of poverty, we swim upstream and tackle these injustices closer to their source and by partnering with other organisations we're able to do this at scale.

If you are keen to find out more please see our Organisational Overview






Contact Us


Email:                                          resource.development@commongood.org.za   


Contact Person:                        Cherilyn Singh


Contact Number:                       (021) 201 1493


Website:                                      https://www.commongood.org.za/




Charting New Horizons: Our Latest Educational Achievements

Forest Village Leadership Academy (FVLA) in Eerste River has joined our network of collaboration schools.

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EARLY LIFE: Let's celebrate 5 years together!

It is at this time that the brain is developing faster than at any other time in your life, with up to 1 million neural connections being formed every second.

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Forging Career Pathways at Silikamva High

This month, we asked for volunteers to help 21 matriculants with online tertiary applications. We are thrilled to report that 2 got into further studies, and 5 alumni from 2022 were accepted into various institutions.

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Silikamva High School achieves a 93.3% pass rate - supported by COMMON GOOD

Silikamva High School continues to go from strength to strength, achieving a 93.3% pass rate in their Matric class of 2023!

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Dramatic Improvement in Life Sciences Subject for Gr12 Learners

Life Sciences is a subject in which Silikamva High in Imizamo Yethu has made slow but steady improvements over the last three years.

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A READING REVOLUTION | Literacy Interventions by Common Good

The COVID-19 pandemic dealt the South African education system a major blow with many children having no one to read to them during this period, and some had no books at home even if they did want to read.

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Target Group & Area

We work in the greater Cape Town area through our Education and Employment initiatives and nationally through our Early Life initiative, Sikunye.







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Vision and Mission

At Common Good we are committed to enabling individuals and communities that have been impacted by brokenness or injustice as they seek to live full and flourishing lives as intended by Jesus:

-  We focus on critical developmental phases where intervention has significant impact in breaking cycles of poverty: Early Life, Education and Employment. We specialise in research-based innovation and replicable initiatives that embed change within local communities.

-  We support churches to leverage their unique strengths and assets to address injustice and to ignite Christ-followers to live lives of justice and mercy.